New Delhi: If you reside in Uttar Pradesh, you will now have to obtain a license to keep liquor over the prescribed limit at home. Notably, the Yogi Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh government has made it mandatory to have a license to purchase, transport, or keep in private possession liquor in excess of the prescribed retail limit.Also Read - Election Commission’s Ban On Rallies Extended Till January 31 With Relaxations For Phase 1 And 2

Revised excise policy in Uttar Pradesh said that the limit of purchasing, transport, or private possession of only six liters of alcohol per person or in a house is fixed. However, if anyone wants to consume more liquor than this, a license has to be obtained from the Excise Department. Also Read - UP Elections 2022: Asaduddin Owaisi Forges Alliance With Babu Kushwaha, Bharat Mukti Morcha; Proposes 2 CMs, 3 Dy CMs Formula

A person can obtain the license at an annual fee of Rs 12,000. However, they will have to deposit Rs 51,000 as security money under the stipulated conditions. Also Read - UP Schools, Colleges To Remain Closed Till January 30 Due to COVID

“The state government has set a revenue target of Rs 6,000 crore more than Rs 34,500 crore in the year 2021-22, against Rs 28,300 crore in the year 2020-21 of the Excise Department. As a result, 7.5 per cent increase in annual license fees for country liquor, foreign liquor retail shops, and model shops for the year 2021-22. There has been no increase in the retail shop license fees of beer,” said additional chief secretary, excise, Sanjay Bhoosreddy.

(With Agency Inputs)